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Rockingham Bay, beach, Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park
Beach flotsam, cyclone, Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park
Beach, Rockingham Bay, Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park
Rockingham Bay, beach, Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park
Map of Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park
Clift Road
via Bruce Highway
Queensland 4849 Australia

Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park
Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area

Free Entry

13 7468


This scenic part of Girramay National Park features lowland rainforest, open eucalypt forest, paperbark woodland, sedge swamps and extensive mangrove forests as well as secluded beaches with island views. The park's swamps are flooded by wet season rains flowing from coastal ranges, and, as the flood waters subside, the swamps become a tranquil setting, the water stained with tannin from the tea-trees. This diverse wetland park is in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

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Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the beach to the mouth of Wreck Creek (5 kilometre return). Birdwatch and have a picnic at Rockingham Bay day-use area with views of 13 offshore islands. Walk the newly-replaced boardwalk through a mangrove forest still recovering from a cyclone. Visit the Arthur Thorsborne Aboretum near the park entrance for a shady picnic and discover local rainforest plants along the short, wheelchair-accessible loop track.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

The toilet and the unsealed track from the carpark to the Rockingham Bay day-use area are wheelchair accessible with assistance.

How To Get There

Turn off the Bruce Highway four kilometres north of Cardwell and drive one kilometre along Clift Road to the park entrance. From here the road is unsealed and often narrow and winding. Caravans should be left outside the park. The road continues another three kilometres to the Rockingham bay day-use area near the beach. Drive carefully—walkers are sometimes on the road. The road can be slippery or flooded in the wet season. Driving on the beach is prohibited.


Cardwell and the surrounding area have a tropical climate. Summer can be very hot and humid with maximum temperatures reaching over 35 degrees Celsius. During the 'wet season' from December to April, there are heavy, frequent downpours. During the cooler, drier months from May to September, the weather is pleasantly warm with reduced humidity.

Free Entry

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